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Posted June 30, 2014
This is the second book about the beginnings of Scotland Yard's
This is the second book about the beginnings of Scotland Yard's Detective Squad, Inspector Day, Sergeant Hammersmith, and forensics Dr. Kingsley have been sent to a British Midland's mining town in 1890, to find a husband, his second wife and their young son. The three young children of the missing man's first wife and somewhat reluctant to help in the investigation. This mining town is slowly sinking into the numerous tunnels below it. The town's folks are stepped in tradition, rumors and superstitions and are also in the middle of a sickness that has been contacted by a majority of the towns folks.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Atmosphere and superstition drive this mystery, along with an interesting connection to the happenings in the USA. The fate of the missing people is precariously connected to the fate of the town. The Detectives need to hurry and solve their case before they are figuratively and literally drawn into this town forever.
The history and atmosphere of this story was excellent, but I found it less enjoyable than the first book--THE YARD-- because so much of what happened was driven by natural happenings rather than detecting. There was a sense of morbidity about this story that was very depressing. The characters continued to evoke a sense of learning from their experiences though, and I have hopes that the mental detecting aspects of a The a Yard will return more fully in succeeding books.
Posted October 19, 2013
An interesting tale, but completely contrived from beginning to
An interesting tale, but completely contrived from beginning to end. Nothing like The Yard--found very little connection to the two tales, except for the names of a few characters. Still a reasonably good read, but missed the expectations I had from reading The Yard.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 15, 2013
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